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PLUMBER - Detroit, MI

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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$79165 per year
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Our county headquarters is based in the automotive capital of the world, giving us access to the latest technology and resources. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. We invite you to explore our many vibrant communities and discover all that we have to offer! Wayne County knows no boundaries when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. Welcome aboard!


The Plumber Journeyman will be responsible for all the duties listed, but not limited to the following below: performs skilled plumbing work in the installation, maintenance and repair of plumbing system, fixtures and equipment. Work is performed independently, under the general supervision of the Plumber Foreman and in accordance with standard trades practice. Work is performed at County buildings and involves the use of hand and power tools and equipment. The Plumber may work on equipment above ground level. The working conditions of the jail present a potentially dangerous environment for workers.

  • Coordinate, schedule, train and assign work to Plumber Apprentices.
  • Work independently with little supervision & perform other duties as assigned
  • Conduct health and safety inspections.
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking or soldering, brazing or welding equipment.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwasher or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools
  • Keep records of work assignments.
  • Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains.
  • Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
  • Measure, cut thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines or pip-bending machines.
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures
  • Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place
  • Estimate time, material or labor costs for use in project plans
  • Install underground storm, sanitary or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing
  • Inspect structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installation, or to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring
  • Install green plumbing equipment, such as faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, or tankless hot water heaters
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools.

This is a second shift position.


At the time of application, eligible persons must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; AND
  • Valid driver's license; AND
  • Completion of Apprenticeship Program; AND
  • Valid State of Michigan Plumber's License
  • Master Plumber not required but preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer: Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Accommodations: If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

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